In an interview with Tatame, Bisping responded to some to Belfort calling him a "hooligan":
He called me a hooligan and said he will send me back to England? Seriously? Well ... That hooligan will find him in the fifth round, when he is completely out of gas.
He thinks he will knock out everyone, but believe me, he has ten defeats on his record and 21 wins. He is not invincible, he is not Jesus Christ. He is just a man who was beaten many, many times, and will be defeated again.
I have to be ready. That is the struggle. I will not be running away from him, I'm gonna fight moving forward. I believe I can beat him. I'll meet you in the middle of the Octagon and do my best
I'm a great boxer and hard to hit. Let's see if he is as fast as you think it is. It will be a tough fight, but I believe in me. He believes he can beat me, and that's what makes a fight.